One of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight has miles of sandy beaches, picturesque scenery, and pretty villages which seem to have stood still in time.
Day 1 We travel down to Portsmouth for the sailing to Fishbourne. Once on the island we have a scenic drive to Sandown and our hotel.
Day 2 A leisurely start today before we take a tour around the western side of the Island, taking in Isle of Wight Pearl, Alum Bay and Godshill, one of the prettiest and most photographed villages on the island, before heading back to Sandown and our hotel.
Day 3 Today we travel back in time. From Havenstreet Station we take a scenic ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The locomotives and carriages have been lovingly restored to pristine condition and the station houses a shop, café and museum. On our return you can choose to stop in Shanklin for a stroll among the quaint cottages. Our driver will return to transfer people back to our hotel later in the afternoon.
Day 4 A free day for your own exploration of the island, or relax in your hotel and enjoy the sea views.
Day 5 A morning visit to Osborne House and Gardens, Queen Victoria’s palace by the sea. Marvel at the Victorian opulence and extravagant interiors, and gain insight into royal life as you see Victoria and Albert’s private rooms, filled with their own possessions. Enjoy the beautiful grounds before we return to our hotel mid-afternoon.
Day 6 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel up to Fishbourne for our ferry to Portsmouth, with a refreshment stop on the way, time permitting. We then continue along the south coast and home.
The Trouville is situated on The Esplanade in Sandown with sweeping views of the bay from the bar, the restaurant and the twin and double rooms. Single rooms do not have a view. Bedrooms offer TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift.